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1,000 Patients in Gaza at Risk Due to Drug Shortages


Wed 26 Jun 2024 | 10:11 AM
Israa Farhan

The healthcare system in Gaza is on the brink of collapse due to severe shortages of essential medicines and medical supplies, critically affecting the ability to provide life-saving services amid ongoing conflict and closed borders.

Hospitals and health centers are struggling, with emergency, anesthesia, intensive care, and surgical drugs nearly depleted.

Cancer, dialysis, and pediatric patients are particularly vulnerable, with approximately 1,000 lives at risk due to the lack of necessary treatments.

United Nations organizations have warned of an impending humanitarian catastrophe, urging immediate international intervention to address the critical shortages.

The health authorities in Gaza have called on global and international bodies to swiftly respond and replenish the depleted medical stocks to save lives.

The dire situation has been exacerbated by the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, who now face heightened health risks from disease outbreaks and heat-related illnesses amidst ongoing injuries from the conflict.

UN officials and experts stress the urgent need for a ceasefire and the opening of borders to allow humanitarian aid to flow into the region.